Ojai Valley Neighborhoods: Meiners Oaks
Just to the west of downtown Ojai and north of Mira Monte lies the community of Meiners Oaks. This small neighborhood officially encompasses about 1.4 square miles between Highway 33 and State Route 150, each of which offers easy access to Ventura or Santa Barbara, respectively. Just a few minutes from schools, shopping and dining in downtown Ojai, this quaint community is also home to its own landmark eateries and both a public and private school. Additionally, Meiners Oaks is an ideal neighborhood for those who enjoy outdoor activities and is located in close proximity to the Ojai Valley Trail, Lake Casitas, hiking trails, mountain biking trails and even some waterholes.
Nestled among the oaks and single-family homes built mostly between 1920 and 1960, you will find some of Ojai’s long-standing favorites, such as The Ranch House, Jolly Kone, The Donut Hole and Ace Hardware – a quintessential small town hardware store. While you might wonder what a gourmet restaurant with garden dining, a corner burger stand, a tiny donut shop and a store that sells wheelbarrows all have in common, newcomers to the Ojai Valley quickly discover that each of these local favorites is just one more reason so many of us have chosen to make this valley our home.
Unassuming as they may seem, mom and pop shops like these are an important part of what distinguishes Ojai from our neighbors and creates the hometown atmosphere that is a driving factor behind the growing interest in Ojai Valley real estate. Of course, newer businesses, such as Papa Lennon’s Pizzeria and the Farmer and the Cook organic café and marketplace, are also welcome additions that have made the Meiners Oaks neighborhood even more eclectic and diverse.
Both of Nora’s children spent part of their elementary school years attending Meiners Oaks Elementary School, and she has been friends with the current principal and her husband for more than three decades. Oak Grove School, a private, progressive K-12 co-educational day and boarding school of world renown is also located in Meiners Oaks. And of course, other Ojai schools, such as Ojai Valley School, Matilija Junior High School and Nordhoff High School, are all just minutes away.
Meiners Oaks real estate is primarily comprised of homes situated on land that ranges from standard lots to about five acres, and this is one of the neighborhoods where you will find Ojai horse property, orchards and a family-friendly atmosphere.
Here is some census data and more information about the Ojai Valley neighborhood of Meiners Oaks.